The Cheap Art Manifesto
The Fight to Get Gay in Video Games
Last week I had the pleasure to attend an excellent exhibition at the Victoria&Albert museum: Disobedient Objects, examining the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. Political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design. It was in this exhibition where I found the Cheap Art […]
Damsel in Distress
I read for the first time about “Ultimate Gay Fighter” at this excellent article in Motherboard. What the developer calls “the first gay video game ever” is basically a Mortal Kombat rip-off featuring too stereotypical gay characters who have generated very bad criticism from the LGBT community as well as their opposing side.
Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Last year she began a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new series about a trope widely used in videogames: the Damsel in Distress.